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Naval Warfare

Analysis: UK shipbuilding

30th March 2016 - 11:14 GMT | by Philip Rood in UK

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As the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigate passes another milestone with the award to BAE Systems of an extension for the demonstration phase, the backbone of the RN future build programme looks assured. But will it be enough to keep all of the UK’s shipyards in business as industry veteran Sir John Parker carries out his review into UK shipbuilding strategy?

When Sir John Parker sits down to develop the latest strategy for UK naval shipbuilding he could be forgiven for experiencing a feeling of déjà vu.

Parker is experienced in UK shipbuilding: he headed up the north east yard ...

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